Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Injury Lawyer
Many people with serious illnesses or disabilities need non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) to get to and from their medical appointments. These private companies are meant to provide safe transportation for those with special medical requirements. Unfortunately, there are instances where negligence in duty causes injury or harm to those who use these services. If you or a loved one were injured when using NEMT, you may be eligible to seek compensation for damages against the company.
In Georgia, NEMT is used by many elderly and disabled people on Medicare and private insurance. There are private NEMT contractors that vie for the business, but they are not always qualified or with reliable equipment. These small companies want to transport as many patients as possible per day, and some of them have poorly maintained vehicles and untrained employees. The result can be an injury to patients during their transportation to and from their medical appointments.
Injuries Caused by NEMT Negligence
It is unfair that those in the most need can be the most vulnerable. Many NEMT companies have been caught cutting corners to make more money while putting their patients at risk. Some of the injuries that can occur from NEMT negligence include:
- Improper or unsafe loading/unloading of passengers, resulting in injury
- Inadequate restraints for passengers and wheelchairs
- Chair lift accidents
- Mechanical breakdowns – patients left in hot or cold vehicles
- Vehicle collisions
If you have a loved one who was injured while using non-emergency medical transportation, seek legal advice from our team at Race Law Firm. We can help you determine whether you should pursue a personal injury case against the NEMT company for negligence. Contact our office in Atlanta to discuss your NEMT injury case. You may be eligible to receive compensation for medical care, income loss and pain and suffering for you or a loved one.